By Fumei Shirokuro
Like I said, Carnival is a Catholic holiday. Or at least the Church decided to make this a Catholic holiday yeeeeeeears ago. Just to keep the people under the Church or something like that. But I’m not here to teach you guys some Catholic history. Heck, most of that I can’t even seem to recall correctly.
The reason why there is Carnival, is so that the lower classes could relieve stress in the past. So that’s why they created these three days of madness. After that the Church took it over and made it a Catholic holiday.
Carnival is a festival that has been going on for the centuries. It begins with three days (well in the past it was three days), which occur from Sunday to Tuesday, and then after those three days, Ash Wednesday would occur, which is the first day of fast. But that’s a thing of the past. Nowadays, Carnival mostly begins on Friday for the elementary, middle and high scholars. On Saturday, people will already dress up and in some villages or cities a Carnival Parade will occur and people will already celebrate Carnival on Saturday evening!
So to put everything in a row, during this three day (or more) festival, we dress up, watch parades, and attend parties! So let me start explain the dressing up.